A History of Asia
A History of Asia places an emphasis on social history, paying particular attention to cultural and religious trends and offering explicit comparisons among the major Asian traditions and between Asia and the western world. The second edition includes a new chapter on Japan, increased coverage of social history, urban history, women, and the environment, and an updated bibliography.
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Introduction Monsoon Asia as a Unit of Study
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agriculture American areas army Asian Aurangzeb base became began British Buddhism built Burma called Cambridge capital Central Asia century A.D. Ch'ing China Chinese cities civilization colonial Communist Confucian conquest continued court culture Delhi Delhi sultanate developed dominant Dutch dynasty earlier early East economic efforts elite emperor empire especially Europe European foreign Hindu Hinduism imperial India Indonesia Indus irrigation Islam Japan Japanese kingdoms Korea Kuomintang land later major Manchuria Marathas ment merchants military Ming modern Mongol monsoon Mughal Muslim nese nomads north China northern official originally peasants Peking period political population ports Portuguese probably Rajputs religion remained rice rival river rule rulers Shang Shinto ships Sikhs Sinkiang society Southeast Asia southern spread success Sumer Sung Tang Taoism temples tion trade traditional troops ture University Press urban Valley Vietnam West Western women Yangtze York